Staff Shares: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

A new year means new books! To celebrate the start of 2022, a few staff members shared the 2022 releases they’re most excited for. (Most books set for release through May are already available in our online catalog and can be placed on hold by clicking the book title!) Fantasy The Bone Orchard by Sara A.…… Continue reading Staff Shares: Most Anticipated Books of 2022

Register for the Winter Reading Challenge Today!

The Winter Reading Challenge will run January 1-February 28 for all ages! Log your books through the Beanstack Tracker app, and win a prize pack after reading 500 pages. Challenge yourself to see how many pages you can read this winter!Instructions:Sign in to your Beanstack Tracker app or on jolietlibrary.beanstack.com. Don’t have an account? Sign-up…… Continue reading Register for the Winter Reading Challenge Today!

Save the date: June 4, 2022: Star Wars Day 11 in downtown Joliet!

We read your messages and your comments. We love your enthusiasm for this event…and we realize it can’t come to an end. Save the date: June 4, 2022: Star Wars Day 11, downtown Joliet We will be looking for volunteers down the line to help make the event a success! Check this page for updates.

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James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion and Naming Rights Policy

JOLIET- The Joliet Public Library Board of Trustees recently announced the three large meeting rooms at the Black Road Branch will be named after former Executive Director, James (Jim) R. Johnston. The Board also passed a new Naming Rights Policy to recognize those who have supported the Library through financial contributions or outstanding service.  “We…… Continue reading James R. Johnston Meeting Rooms Pavilion and Naming Rights Policy

Construction Photo Update: August

Construction crews have been busy this month! We are entering week 17 of phase one. We are still on schedule for moving to phase two in November, which is when the Ottawa Street side of the building will be done and the team will begin working on the Chicago Street side. This week, bathroom tile…… Continue reading Construction Photo Update: August